Academic Resource Network for Engineering and ICT Australia

Raising the profile of diagnostic, formative and summative e-assessments. Providing e-assessment design principles and disciplinary examples for higher education academic staff

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Report Publication Date: 2008
Primary Project Leader Geoffrey Crisp

Amount: $350,000.00 Body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Purpose: Fellowship
The use of technology will not, by itself, lead to improvements in student learning outcomes. In order to achieve demonstrable improvements in learning outcomes a design process that connects the three complementary assessment activities, diagnostic, formative and summative with learning and feedback, is needed. A simple model for diagnostic, formative and summative assessment tasks linked with learning activities was developed and used throughout this Fellowship. An integrated learning-assessment model facilitates appropriate feedback to students because of the inherent links between learning and assessment This Fellowship has promoted learning and teaching in Australian higher education by enhancing approaches to e-assessment through the articulation of an e-assessment design model and the collection of disciplinary examples of interactive e-assessments
Transforming Assessment is an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Fellowship specifically looking at the use of e-assessment within online learning environments, particularly those using one or more Web 2.0 or virtual world technologies. Discipline examples Interactive e-Assessment Physics and Engineering http://www.transformingassessment.com/moodle/course/view.php?id=20 Mathematics and Statistics http://www.transformingassessment.com/moodle/course/view.php?id=25 Ongoing as well as archives of past events are listed, including numerous webinars. An island in Second Life showcases examples of e-assessment in this virtual world - Transforming Asessment island
Assessment Models › Diagnostic
Enabling › E-Assessment
Assessment Models › Formative
Assessment Models › Summative
Education Levels
  • Higher Education
  • Professional Development
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